Trading Cards Posts

hobbyDB Takes on Collect-A-Con Denver

hobbyDB Takes on Collect-A-Con Denver

When it comes to Collect-A-Con Denver, we came, we saw…we collected! What a weekend! hobbyDB made its Collect-A-Con debut Oct. 15-16 at the Colorado Convention Center with two days of Funko, trading cards and celebs, as well as Pokémon…so much Pokémon. We loved being able to meet and chat with many of our users, as […]

ICYMI – Mickey Mantle Rookie Record, Madam C.J. Walker as Barbie and Your Face on a Hasbro Action Figure

ICYMI – Mickey Mantle Rookie Record, Madam C.J. Walker as Barbie and Your Face on a Hasbro Action Figure

We keep you up-to-date with the latest news from the collectibles universe that you might have missed. Your Face on a Hasbro Action Figure Admit it. You’ve always wanted an action figure of yourself. Trust us, you’re not alone. Hasbro is making that dream a reality with its new Selfie Series. Arriving this fall, you’ll […]

ICYMI – Potential Record Sales for Funko Iron Man, Mickey Mantle Rookie and Michael Jordan “Last Dance” Jersey

ICYMI – Potential Record Sales for Funko Iron Man, Mickey Mantle Rookie and Michael Jordan “Last Dance” Jersey

I am Iron Man! That’s what one Funko Pop! collector is yelling today. Back in May, we had the privilege of announcing the largest sale of a Funko Pop! ever, when hobbyDB member and shareholder GrailMonster purchased a rare Willy Wonka Golden Ticket (2-pack) for an eye-popping $100,ooo. Now, we’re excited to proclaim that the […]

Did You Own It – Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck Rookie Card

Did You Own It – Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck Rookie Card

“Did You Own It” is our on-going series dedicated to classic collectibles It’s Christmas morning in 1989 and hundreds of teenage boys are scouring beneath the tree for that unmistakable, long rectangular present. The hope – nay prayer – is that a sealed box of 1989 Upper Deck baseball cards lies nestled somewhere tightly bundled […]

Trading Card Collector & Industry Veteran Nat Turner invests in hobbyDB

Trading Card Collector & Industry Veteran Nat Turner invests in hobbyDB

The Trading Card industry has experienced a revival of late with a renewed interest in collecting rookie cards, big inserts and lots more fueling its bid for Comeback Hobby of the Year status. But for many collectors, such as Nat Turner, collecting sports cards never went out of fashion or took a halftime or seventh-inning […]

To me the Emperor wears no clothes – a personal take on Fractional Ownership in Collectibles

To me the Emperor wears no clothes – a personal take on Fractional Ownership in Collectibles
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Musings by Joschik

I am interested in Collectibles and I don’t want the market to crash (see my recent blog post on What do Tulips, Beanie Babies and Trading Cards have in Common?), so I try to stay ahead in terms of collectible NFTs and other trends that have the power to shift the overall narrative.  One of […]

What do Tulips, Beanie Babies and Trading Cards have in Common?

What do Tulips, Beanie Babies and Trading Cards have in Common?
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Musings by Joschik

For years I have been studying any research related to Collectibles I can get my hands on, starting from the Dutch tulip craze / crash from the mid-1600 century… At the height of that boom you could either buy the (admittingly lovely) Semper August tulip or “one of the grandest homes on the most fashionable […]

83% of all 2021 Investment Dollars into the Collectible Industry going to Trading Card Companies!

83% of all 2021 Investment Dollars into the Collectible Industry going to Trading Card Companies!
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Musings by Joschik

With an obvious explosion of investments in collectibles companies over the last 8 months, Trading Cards are clearly the Elephant in the Room (even before NFTs!). In this article, we take a deep dive into the most recent investment trends in the FanMerch market (worth roughly $500 billion annually). Here are the investments this year […]

ICYMI: The Rad Dad Pokémon Collection Goes up for Auction

ICYMI: The Rad Dad Pokémon Collection Goes up for Auction

When it comes to trading cards, too many stories begin with a similar preamble: “I had that as a kid, but my mom threw my cards away.” For the Kiser family of Mapleton, Utah, the passion of their late, (and, yes, definitely great) father is about to result in a life-altering windfall. And all because […]

ICYMI: Mickey Mantle Rookie Card Receives Presidential Treatment

ICYMI: Mickey Mantle Rookie Card Receives Presidential Treatment

  The stars were on display last week in Denver for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, but the biggest hall-of-fame treatment didn’t belong to Shohei Ohtani, Fernando Tatis Jr. nor Mike Trout. That honor was bestowed upon Mickey Mantle, rather the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card, that is. The card received a presidential […]

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